Sister of Webster woman is hunkering down after Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Many people in our community have families who are right in the thick of the storm. Some people are unable to connect with their loved ones because of power outages. Others are able to get texts or phone calls.
News10NBC spoke with a pair of sisters, one lives here in Webster and the other is hunkering down in Florida.
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“I just texted my niece. They don’t have any internet or power, but they do have a generator,” said Barbra Denman, who lives in Webster and has several family members in the eye of the storm.
“But my sister, she said that most of her roof is gone at this point,” said Barbra. Millions are without power or cell service, including Barb’s sister, Susan. We were able to get her on the phone.
“There’s definitely significant damage. If you’ve ever been in an apartment where you hear the people above you moving furniture around, that’s what it sounds like. There’s just debris flying all throughout our space. And I’m a one-story typical floor and a house,” said Susan Denman.
Susan lives in Cape Coral, which was hit hard. She says many of her co-workers’ homes are now flooded and she is hunkering down with her family waiting for the storm to pass.
“What I’m hearing now in the house is debris above our ceilings, on our roof. We believe we already lost part of our roof. I watched part of it blow under the canal behind my house,” said Susan.
Susan said they are just riding out the storm and getting ready for the clean-up process when the sun comes back up.
“It’s bad. I actually watched the stuff. It’s in the part of the roof actually blow into our canal and it’s all over it,” Susan said. “Scattered all over a lawn. So I don’t know what it looks like outside.”